PLEASE NOTE: PERFORMANCES OF THIS WORK ARE NOT PERMITTED UNTIL AFTER THE WORLD PREMIERE ON AUGUST 4, 2018. THIS SCORE MAY BE ORDERED NOW.
The text of “In Those Years, No One Slept” is a scene from a time of conflict/war, by Romanian-American immigrant Claudia Serea. The score is at once rhythmic and exciting, haunting and unsettling. It was a winner of the 2018 Uncommon Music Festival Composition Competition. It is accessible for all fine high school, collegiate and community choral ensembles. Performers are encouraged to present this work in a more dramatic fashion than usual, “within (or surrounding) the audience.”